‘It would be such an honor’: Gold Star mom invites Trump to son’s funeral
By Samuel Chamberlain
A California Gold Star mother whose Marine son was killed in last month’s ISIS suicide terror attack outside Kabul’s international airport invited former President Donald Trump to her child’s funeral, writing on Facebook that “[i]t would be such an honor” if he could be there.
Shana Chappell’s son Kareem Nikoui was one of 13 US service members — and 11 Marines — killed in the bomb blast at the Abbey Gate of Hamid Karzai International Airport on Aug. 26. She addressed Trump on her Facebook page Sept. 2, writing that “I would love if some how [sic] my President ( you Mr. Trump) could be present as i [sic] lay my Beautiful baby boy Lance Cpl. Kareem Nikoui to rest.
“It would be such an honor to meet the real President of the United States of America, President Trump,” she continued. “I love you and America loves you.”
“Thank you Shana,” Trump responded in an emailed statement from his Save America PAC on Labor Day, adding, “our Country loves you and especially loves your beautiful boy, Kareem.” He did not say whether he would attend the funeral service for Nikoui, which is scheduled for Sept. 18.
Both of Kareem Nikoui’s parents have blamed President Biden for their son’s death. The day after the attack, Kareem’s father Steve Nikoui told the Daily Beast that the commander-in-chief had “turned his back on him.”
“They sent my son over there as a paper pusher and then had the Taliban outside providing security,” Steve Nikoui told the website.
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